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Cerritos College Board to Make Appointment to Vacant Trustee Seat

Candidates to be Considered at June 7 Meeting

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Media Contact: Miya Walker, Public Affairs; (562) 860-2451 ext.2292

NORWALK, Calif. – April 20, 2017 - Cerritos Community College District’s Board of Trustees announced today that it will accept letters of interest with statements of qualifications for appointment to fill a board vacancy created by the resignation of board member John Paul Drayer as of April 11.

Drayer’s term ends in November 2018. Those interested in an appointment to the vacant trustee position for the remainder of Drayer’s term may submit a letter of interest with statement of qualifications directly to Dr. Jose Fierro, president/superintendent, Cerritos Community College District, 11110 Alondra Boulevard, Norwalk, California 90650-6298 no later than 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 18, 2017. While not required, candidates may also submit a letter of recommendation as a part of their application package.

Letters of interest will be reviewed for the following characteristics: commitment to enhancement and further development of Cerritos College; familiarity with community; familiarity with college; commitment to higher education; enhancement of current board’s skills base; and added value that the candidate brings.

On Tuesday, May 30, the College will notify candidates of open interviews.  Open interviews will be held at its Board of Trustees regular meeting on Wednesday, June 7 at 7:00 p.m.

Interested applicants must reside in the Cerritos Community College Trustee Area 3, which includes portions of the cities of Bellflower, Cerritos, Downey, and South Gate. Visit Trustee Area 3 Map for details.

For questions or for more information regarding the vacant board seat, please contact the Cerritos College President’s Office by phone at (562) 860-2451 extension 2204. Visit for more information.


About Cerritos College: Cerritos College serves as a comprehensive community college for southeastern Los Angeles County. Communities within the college’s district include Artesia, Bellflower, Cerritos, Downey, Hawaiian Gardens, La Mirada, Norwalk, and portions of Bell Gardens, Lakewood, Long Beach, Santa Fe Springs and South Gate. Cerritos College offers degrees and certificates in more than 180 areas of study in nine divisions. Annually, more than 1,200 students successfully complete their course of studies, and enrollment currently averages 23,000 students. Visit Cerritos College online at



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